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    [RC] Re:Deworming schedules - CMNewell

    . A healthy horse with normal gut flora and good farm management will only need worming twice a year, if that. I've seen reactions to wormers and vaccines alike that are way worse than the WNV illnesses you are describing.

    And I've seen the innards of horses in surgery ly that were a godawful mess from verminous arteritis. Interestingly, an older surgeon whom I know told me the incidence of those is *way* down since the day when twice a year was the norm.

    The optimum deworming interval for a given horse/herd varies widely depening on a number of environmental and management factors. To generalize that twice a year is all any hwalthy horse needs is foolish.
    --CMNewell, DVM

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